You can close your eyes… and I see kickin’ MS

We’ll the gathering of things to pack has begun, in our house this means laying everything out on the guestroom bed. I waited as long as possible, since this totally stresses out our dog Dottie. I even had a box in the guest room closet I’ve been collecting things in secretly, but now they are on the guest room bed in full view of her. So, Dottie is starting to get clingy and following me around. We just got her over the stress of the move and here we go again. Well, at least Thomas will be here for her, which really makes me feel better. She’s such a mommy’s girl. She’s not allowed on furniture, but at night I have one blanket that I get out and put on the ottoman, and she is allowed up there with me while I watch TV in the evenings. Thomas says when I’m not here he tries to get her to come up for “cuddle time”, he even will pick her up and put her on the ottoman, but she sits there for a few minutes looking miserable, then jumps down and goes on her bed. So, this will be hard on her for sure, possibly Thomas too??



I ran to the store the other night to start buying the items I need for the hospital stay. Things like, tissues, toothpaste, Depends… WHAT! Adult Diapers?? Yes, or as I like to call them, “big girl pull-ups”. During one procedure, Apheresis, when they actually are gathering my stem cells. You have to lay very still in bed for 4-5 hours, so if you need to, umm “go”, you just have to “go”. So, some of the trailblazers have suggested bringing two big girl pull-ups so you’re not worrying about “going”. (two, encase this takes two days) Hopefully they won’t be needed, but if I do, I’m prepared. Anyone need some extras, I have 15 left, 17 came in a box. 🙂 Anyway, I’m well on my way to gathering the items I need for the trip.

Another thing I thought of is getting my new Arkansas Driver’s License before I’m bald. This one almost slipped by me, and so glad it didn’t. Just the thought of being bald in my photos for years to come made me laugh. Then I was speaking with a trailblazer and she said her’s expires on 9/11 and she will still be bald. Laughed so hard I almost peed in my pants. Big girl pull-ups might of come in handy there, maybe I’ll hang on to them for when I Skype with her, she always makes me laugh.

Anyway, the packing is started. My last minutes “to do list” is getting chipped away, along with catching up with good friends before I leave. I’ve been really packing it in.

Well, I need to run to the DMV now to get that photo made while I have hair. 😉

Two of my favorite artist for you this morning.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mego
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 12:50:56

    You rock! So excited for you to kick MS!


  2. Linda Turnage
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 15:10:33

    Try wrapping a towel around you for a few days, or maybe lay on one at night to leave your scent for Dottie. I know it sounds corney but Dottie will pick that scent up and it might comfort her. The girls have just flown off to Virginia to be with their other grandparents for a few days then they head home. Their dad just received a promotion and they will be moving to Denver on 18 Aug. Just wanted you to know that I shared your journey with them and they were very moved by it. You were in their prayers nightly as you are in mine. We’re pulling for you Vicki and that if anyone can get through this successfully, it’s you! Stay strong, my friend, I have total faith in you and our Lord, Jesus. He won’t let you down. Just believe. Miss you much.


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